Overall policy-making responsibility for the administration of The Universities at Shady Grove shall be vested in the Provost Executive Group. The PEG shall be composed of the provosts from institutions participating in USG's regular course offerings. It shall be chaired by the USM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The responsibilities of the PEG shall include:

  • Review and approve academic policy proposals from the Academic Planning Advisory Committee.
  • Approve the annual budget and submit it to the USM.
  • Approve new academic programs.
  • Review all recommendations for student fees before forwarding to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.
  • Approve charges to Participating Institutions.
  • Determine the scope and character of student and ancillary services at the USG within the constraints of resources in the approved annual budget.
  • Ensure that services and facilities at USG conform to the standards of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and appropriate accrediting authorities.

Dr. Joann Boughman, Co-Chair
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and

Student Affairs
University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783

Dr. Jennifer King Rice

Senior Vice President and Provost
University of Maryland, College Park
7901 Regents Dr
Main Administration Building, Room 1119
College Park, MD 20742-5031


Dr. Ellen Herbst, Co-Chair

Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

University System of Maryland
3300 Metzerott Road
Adelphi, MD 20783




Dr. Philip Rous
Provost and Senior VP for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Administration Building, Room 1002
1000 Hilltop Circle 
Baltimore, MD 21250

Dr. Catherine Andersen

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Baltimore
1420 N. Charles Street, AC249J
Baltimore, MD 21201-5799
(410) 837-5377



Dr. Roger Ward
Interim Provost, Executive Vice President, and

Dean of the Graduate School Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Center for Global Engagement
621 W. Lexington Street, Suite 334

Baltimore, MD 21201 

Dr. Anne Khademian
Executive Director
Universities at Shady Grove
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850